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Customize your kid’s summer schedule

When it comes to stringing together wonderful experiences for your children this summer, imagine the beads that would go on a charm bracelet for each of your kids. Which beads best represent your child’s interests: A soccer ball, a book, and a pair of hiking boots? Or perhaps a fairy wand, ballet slippers, and a teacup? No matter what the collection of interests, gather up some regional guides, hop online and conduct searches, and ask friends what they have planned for their kids. You are going on a summer activity hunt.

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Considering sleepaway camp? Here’s what to ask first

You’ve gone online, asked everyone you know for recommendations, and otherwise searched for sleepaway camps for your kids. How do you find the one that’s just right for them? When you’ve narrowed down the options to a handful or less, it’s time to speak to the camp directors by phone or email. Below is a list of some of the most important questions to ask.

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6 unexpected things kids learn at camp

Everyone knows the basics of what you learn at your average summer camp - how to make a fire, pitch a tent and navigate the woods - but there are many other abilities that your kids pick up at camp which will help them in life for years to come. 

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Why children need a screen-free summer

Our kids are increasingly spending more and more time in front of screens. Pandemic lockdowns forced kids to adjust to online learning and their smartphones were their only socialization for a large chunk of time. Even with things returning to normal, the effects of screen dependent children are being seen across the globe.

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